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Item 7516

Maine General Hospital Surgical Amphitheatre

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives

Date: circa 1895

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 26194

Trull Hospital Operation, Biddeford, 1942

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: 1942

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 25764

Operation at Trull Hospital, Biddeford, 1938

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: 1938

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

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Nursing students, Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1898

One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.


Alonzo Garcelon, Lewiston, ca. 1890

Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.


Cottage for women, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

Among the Lungers: Treating TB

Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Dr. Benjamin Page

… (1770 - 1844) practiced medicine, performed minor surgery and sold patent medicine. His proficiency in the field of obstetrics earned him the title…

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Dr. Charles W. Bell, Strong, ca. 1935

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… and within a short time was handling emergency surgery cases in his home, assisted by Mrs. Bell. At that time the closest hospital was in Lewiston.

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Workman Hospital, Lincoln, 1938

Lincoln, Maine - Workman's Hospital

It only had two beds, so people that needed surgery had to get it done on the kitchen table at their own home. In 1934, the hospital was moved to Dr.